DA won’t reinstate Apartheid

2015-10-08 06:00

The recent comments by the DA’s Diane Kohler-Barnard that the late Apartheid state president PW Botha was honest and his regime provided better services to ordinary people of this country is deplorable.

That education, health and policing was effective during his rain, is relative to the point it was not that effective if the majority of this country were not benefiting from it, but rather the white minority.

DA activists like myself find it arduous to convince the Black majority who still harbour unnecessary perceptions that the DA is a white party, which will bring back apartheid in this country, and forfeit their social grants.

Comments like these by white parliamentarians make our tasks ever more difficult, as these invoke old wounds in the Black electorate that we intend to bring to our fold.

Yet, Kohler-Barnard must be forgiven by all South Africans and take this as a human error.

I also want to appeal to the media, especially the print and social media not to exacerbate issues. Apartheid will never again happen in our life time; P.W Botha was an epitome of evil in the South African soil

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